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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Health Secretary inaugurates ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre


Shri C K Mishra, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in New Delhi.

The Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh will be the largest milk bank and lactation counseling center available in the North India.  It is established in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and Norway-India Partnership Initiative (NIPI). It is a national human milk bank and lactation counseling center that will collect, pasteurize, test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and makes it available for infants in need.

Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-
  • J P Nadda is the present Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare
  • Rajkumari Amrit Kaur was the first health minister in the Indian Cabinet post-Independence.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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